A Sons of Kane Novel, Book Two
Genre: Light Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 156 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Covet
Publication Date: April 28, 2014
Don’t Blackmail the Vampire is an engaging paranormal romance about a woman and a vampire with a shared goal: take down her sister’s fiancee. The romance develops nicely, with the heroine, Rachel, understandably wary when she learns the business associate on the family sky trip is a vampire.
Sometimes the language is a little clunky. I think it’s because the heroine has a strong voice, and it’s the same as the narrator’s. And I think initially raising the stakes a bit higher would have improved the suspense. But all in all this doesn’t detract from this pleasing romance, or the steamy sex scenes. And I appreciate that although the vampire fits the alpha hero mold, he’s respectful of the heroine, developing a loving relationship.
Here’s the blurb!
Rachel Davis will do anything to get her sister out of a bad relationship with her fiancé. Even if it involves a few fibs, a little breaking-and-entering, and blackmailing the fiancé’s potential boss, Charles, for his help. So what if the handsome Charles happens to be a vampire?
Charles Wright has found the perfect way to trap the man threatening his brother’s wife: cozy up to him, get invited along on the skiing trip, and then search for incriminating evidence. How much better that audacious but gorgeous Rachel is just as eager to nail the bastard. As far as he’s concerned, there’s nothing wrong with a little blackmail between two consenting adults. Especially when it’s time for Rachel to pay up.
Using a burst of power, Charles did his best to calm her.
Rachel had an iron will, but her breathing slowed slightly, and she stopped edging away from him. That was a start.
“I’m not going to hurt you.”
“That’s exactly what a vampire about to hurt me would say.”
“Touché. But I’m really not.”
“Not a vampire?”
“Not going to hurt you,” he corrected. Going into the whole spiel about how he was a good vampire, a lawful one who believed in the sanctity of life, was hardly going to convince her after she’d caught him drinking someone’s blood. And even though her fear had lessened, she didn’t exactly look ready to sit down with him over a beer for a long talk. “I could go into a speech about how life has value, but you’d dismiss that as a lie.”
Her lips twitched. The calming had definitely taken the edge off her fear. “Give it a shot.”
“Well, it’s true. Vampires aren’t undead creatures who”—he raised his hands like they were clawed—“vant to suck your blood.” He gave her his best Dracula voice.
A laugh broke free, but it sounded half hysterical.
“Seriously. I’m just a man with different dietary needs.” And enhanced speed, strength, and senses. Probably best not to point that out, or the fact that he could normally control a person’s mind and memories to a certain extent. “I don’t kill people. Ever. It’s kind of a rule.”
“A vampire rule.”
“A law, really. Also a human law, unless I’m mistaken. Unless our lives are in danger, we aren’t permitted to kill humans. And believe me, it’s not a pleasant fate if you’re caught by the vampire council.”
She wasn’t convinced. “Then what exactly were you doing to that poor woman before I came out here?”
“Not killing her. Borrowing a bit of her blood. And giving her a hell of a good implanted memory to go with it.” He winked.
Another nervous laugh escaped her, but the hysterical edge wasn’t quite so sharp. “Is that how you get your reputation? Convincing women they had a life-altering time with you, when all you really did was use them for food?”
“You think I have a reputation? You burn me.” He gripped his heart dramatically.
“I have no doubt your reputation precedes you many places, vampire.” She swallowed hard and repeated herself. “Vampire.”
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A Sons of Kane Novel, Book One
Genre: Light Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Covet)
Release Date: May 27, 2013
Alice Shepard needs one thing: a date for her sister’s wedding. And not just any date. A hunk who will make her fiancé rue the day he left her for her best friend. Her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor fits the bill—even if he is a bit quirky and never comes out during the day—and Alice has downed just enough appletinis to ask him. But she makes it quite clear that there will be no funny business.
Spending a week on a cruise ship full of humans while sleeping close to his sexy next-door neighbor sounds like a helluva bad idea to vampire Noah Thorpe. But his friends need time to get him out of a shotgun wedding—a vampire bonding that will tie his fate to a female vampire he’s never met. And Alice’s offer comes at just the right time.
What could possibly go wrong?
CPA-turned-romance-author Tiffany Allee used to battle spreadsheets in Corporate America, and now concentrates on her characters’ battles to find love. Raised in small-town Colorado, Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver. She is happily married to a secret romantic who tolerates her crazy mutterings.
She writes about ass-kicking heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Her work includes the suspense-driven From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series which revolves around a group of paranormal cops solving crimes and finding love, and Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, a lighthearted paranormal romance (Entangled Publishing).
Tiffany has an MBA in accounting and nearly a decade of experience in corporate finance. All super useful stuff for a writer who spends far too much time trying to figure out fun ways to keep her characters apart, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books—of course!).
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